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Fear of becoming pregnant among female healthcare students in Spain.

Navarro-Cremades F, Palazón-Bru A, Arroyo-Sebastián Mdel Á, Gómez-Pérez L, Sepehri A, Martínez-Pérez S, Marhuenda-Amorós D, Rizo-Baeza MM, Gil-Guillén VF - PeerJ (2015)

Bottom Line: The outcome was FBP.Factors significantly associated (p < 0.05) with this FBP were method of contraception (condom and none), desire to increase the partner's ability to delay orgasm and higher frequency of sexual intercourse with the partner.Qualitative studies would be useful to design these programmes.

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Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine, Miguel Hernández University , San Juan de Alicante, Alicante , Spain.

ABSTRACT
The inconsistent use of hormonal contraceptive methods can result, during the first year of use, in one in twelve women still having an undesired pregnancy. This may lead to women experiencing fear of becoming pregnant (FBP). We have only found one study examining the proportion of FBP among women who used hormonal contraceptives. To gather further scientific evidence we undertook an observational, cross-sectional study involving 472 women at a Spanish university in 2005-2009. The inclusion criteria were having had vaginal intercourse with a man in the previous three months and usual use for contraception of a male condom or hormonal contraceptives, or no method of contraception. The outcome was FBP. The secondary variables were contraceptive method used (oral contraceptives; condom; none), desire to increase the frequency of sexual relations, frequency of sexual intercourse with the partner, the sexual partner not always able to ejaculate, desire to increase the partner's time before orgasm, age and being in a stable relationship. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to determine the associated factors. Of the 472 women, 171 experienced FBP (36.2%). Factors significantly associated (p < 0.05) with this FBP were method of contraception (condom and none), desire to increase the partner's ability to delay orgasm and higher frequency of sexual intercourse with the partner. There was a high proportion of FBP, depending on the use of efficient contraceptive methods. A possible solution to this problem may reside in educational programmes. Qualitative studies would be useful to design these programmes.

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fig-1: Probability of fear of becoming pregnant among female university healthcare students in a Spanish region. 2005–2009 data.

Mentions: Figure 1 shows the prognostic probabilities of FBP obtained from the multivariate model. Of note in the women in a stable relationship (Fig. 1A) was the great difference between those who commonly used oral contraceptives or no method of contraception versus those who used a condom. Figure 1B shows the increase in the probability of FBP in relation to the less effective contraceptive methods.


Fear of becoming pregnant among female healthcare students in Spain.

Navarro-Cremades F, Palazón-Bru A, Arroyo-Sebastián Mdel Á, Gómez-Pérez L, Sepehri A, Martínez-Pérez S, Marhuenda-Amorós D, Rizo-Baeza MM, Gil-Guillén VF - PeerJ (2015)

Probability of fear of becoming pregnant among female university healthcare students in a Spanish region. 2005–2009 data.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4556155&req=5

fig-1: Probability of fear of becoming pregnant among female university healthcare students in a Spanish region. 2005–2009 data.
Mentions: Figure 1 shows the prognostic probabilities of FBP obtained from the multivariate model. Of note in the women in a stable relationship (Fig. 1A) was the great difference between those who commonly used oral contraceptives or no method of contraception versus those who used a condom. Figure 1B shows the increase in the probability of FBP in relation to the less effective contraceptive methods.

Bottom Line: The outcome was FBP.Factors significantly associated (p < 0.05) with this FBP were method of contraception (condom and none), desire to increase the partner's ability to delay orgasm and higher frequency of sexual intercourse with the partner.Qualitative studies would be useful to design these programmes.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine, Miguel Hernández University , San Juan de Alicante, Alicante , Spain.

ABSTRACT
The inconsistent use of hormonal contraceptive methods can result, during the first year of use, in one in twelve women still having an undesired pregnancy. This may lead to women experiencing fear of becoming pregnant (FBP). We have only found one study examining the proportion of FBP among women who used hormonal contraceptives. To gather further scientific evidence we undertook an observational, cross-sectional study involving 472 women at a Spanish university in 2005-2009. The inclusion criteria were having had vaginal intercourse with a man in the previous three months and usual use for contraception of a male condom or hormonal contraceptives, or no method of contraception. The outcome was FBP. The secondary variables were contraceptive method used (oral contraceptives; condom; none), desire to increase the frequency of sexual relations, frequency of sexual intercourse with the partner, the sexual partner not always able to ejaculate, desire to increase the partner's time before orgasm, age and being in a stable relationship. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to determine the associated factors. Of the 472 women, 171 experienced FBP (36.2%). Factors significantly associated (p < 0.05) with this FBP were method of contraception (condom and none), desire to increase the partner's ability to delay orgasm and higher frequency of sexual intercourse with the partner. There was a high proportion of FBP, depending on the use of efficient contraceptive methods. A possible solution to this problem may reside in educational programmes. Qualitative studies would be useful to design these programmes.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus